9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
When it comes to the most beautiful tropical beaches in the world, Bora Bora’s beaches are tough to compete with. Bora Bora is 29.3 square km island of French Polynesia. The island is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef and in the center there the remnants of an extinct volcano. Luxury resorts are located near the beaches of Bora Bora, many with their own private beaches. The white, sandy beaches here provide plenty of sunshine and are dotted with rows of coconut trees.